TDS Mix 040: Jon Phonics


Our latest mixtape welcomes London’s Jon Phonics of the Astral Black family to step to the plate, taking us on a journey that includes the likes of Madlib, Aphex Twin, and Bill Evans Trio.

Jon Phonics made his name in the production world working with artists such as Jehst and Foreign Beggars, approaching with an open minded style that made room for a whole host of electronic music. Flirting with all sorts of grime, boogie, hip hop and funk pinpointing a particular genre for Phonics is rightfully futile.

2014 was kicked off with the release of Domino Effect on Push and Run, a stellar display of blissful 8 bar beats and synths laced with stunning vocals from Tabanca. Jon’s efforts also stretch into his label Astral Black, working with producers such as Jaisu and Inkke to name but a few.

TDS Mix 040 is an exceptional selection of soul, funk, hip hop, electronic obscurities and even a bit of doo wop. Running in just shy of an hour the mix which is vinyl only gives Jon Phonics the chance to do something a bit more personal. We love the selection Jon has pulled out for us and we’re sure you will too.

01. The Floaters – Float On
02. Hi Tension – Girl I Betcha
03. Shigeto – Microcosmos
04. P.U.D.G.E – Blips Ahoy
05. John Foxx – Metal Beat
06. ??? – ???
07. Synergy – Terra Incognita
08. J Dilla – feat. Phat Kat (Instrumental)
09. Madlib – Green Blaze Subliminal Sounds
10. Sedan – Security
11. Cameo – She’s Strange (Club MIx)
12. Deluxe – Stop That Love
13. Aphex Twin – Hy A Scullyas Lyf A Dhagrow
14. Lil’ Anthony & The Imperials – I’m On The Outisde (Looking In)
15. All City – Just Live
16. Bill Evans Trio – I Wish I Knew

TDS Mix 040: Jon Phonics by The Daily Street on Mixcloud

Luke Pinot

Co-founder of music blog Bass Ache and an active part of Bristol's music scene, Luke manages our mixtape series as well as contributing to other areas of The Daily Street.

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